The New Mutants (2020)


“Did you know baby rattlesnakes are more dangerous than adult ones? They haven’t learned how to control how much venom they secrete. All of you are dangerous. That’s why you’re here.” – Dr. Cecilia Reyes

Number of Times Seen – 1 (9 Nov 2020)

Brief Synopsis – A group of mutants are held in a secluded facility while they try to hone their powers.

My Take on it – This is a film that has been getting bad press for years and hat had me go into watching it with very low expectations.

Thankfully, that helps a lot, because I was very pleasantly surprised at how intriguing this film’s premise truly is.

Despite what the various release date shift would make one assume, this film is quite good and fits in well with the X-Men universe that we already are acquainted with.

They develop these characters really well and allow the viewer to see a very different perspective of a world filled with mutant beings with powers.

The way that these characters train and try to hone their newly discovered abilities is done really well and is quite eye opening.

The story line here is much more intense and shocking than the previous films in the series and that actually helps things because it allows them to expand our knowledge of a world filled with super beings.

The film has a great cast who make these characters come to life in ways we might not expect.

AS the story moves along, we get a clear vision of who each of the characters are and this allows us to get a better understanding of them and what they have gone through.

The plot is quite minimalist visually, yet they give us much to ponder along the way.

The choice to leave certain elements of the film ambiguous helps make the viewer draw some conclusions that are sometimes correct and sometimes very very wrong.

Bottom Line – Very intriguing idea that is done much better than the various release date shifts would make one believe. The characters are developed quite well and we get to see a different perspective on how the whole Mutant training and honing of their abilities works. The story is definitely more intense and shocking than the story lines of all of the previous films set in the X-Men world, yet its still quite effective. The cast is great and we get a clear idea of who each of these characters are as we slowly get to know and understand them. The story is somewhat minimalist, yet still leaves some elements nice and ambiguous for the viewer to assume certain things that are sometimes true and sometimes not. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Warlock was originally going to be appear as a member of the team alongside with Magik, Wolfsbane, Cannonball, Mirage and Sunspot but was removed from the final draft of the film’s script. Josh Boone revealed in a interview with Nerdist that Sacha Baron Cohen was in talks to played Warlock in voice and in MoCap. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)

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